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Brown Sex-Link Chicken

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Other common names: ISA Brown; Hubbard Brown; Hubbard ISA

The basics:
Sex-linkable chickens are cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex. The Brown Sex-Link Chicken is any sex-link chicken in which hens hatch brown in color. Brown Sex-Link Chickens are typically a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster, and a White Plymouth Rock hen or Rhode Island White hen.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Hens are brown with white flecking. Roosters are white with brown flecking.
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Sweet and easy to handle.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Sex link chickens are very adaptable to non-cage operations and forage well.  The hens start laying around five months of age, and can lay up to 320 eggs in their first year.  After their first year of laying, hens slow down in production and are usually replaced by younger hens.  

Hybrid breeds are more likely to succumb to illness.  It is often recommend to keep hybrid chicks on medicated starter, and vaccinate them for Mareks and Infectious Bronchitis.

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free range eggs, commercial egg production, lovely disposition, Egg Machine Chicken, excellent foragers

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Predator, stew pot, occasional broody

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